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    Fuel Petition

    I THINK THIS IS A MUST SO CAN EVERYONE SIGN AND WE CAN ALL SAVE A FEW BOB IN THE LONG RUN
    http://petitions.pm.gov.uk/Reviewfuelduty/:santa:

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    Buy a bike and save more on fuel.

    Increasing all commodities in this country is leading to one thing

    The poor get poorer and priced out by the rich, the average guys get FUBAR'RED' and have to make do with this sh'it'e Goverment.

    Amen

    Original Poster

    Get a life guys and either sign the petition or leave the link alone!!!!

    nicol1978

    Get a life guys and either sign the petition or leave the link alone!!!!



    WTF you post a link to a Petition about fuel prices to the Goverment so I vent my anger at the out pricing of life by this country's Goverment recently and you say that. Did you actually understand what I posted, seriously?

    nicol1978

    Get a life guys and either sign the petition or leave the link alone!!!!



    Did you not find my tip useful ?

    Well I told everyone I know not to vote Labour last election but they didn't listen... Of course there are no parties that are different in England

    Robotochan

    Well I told everyone I know not to vote Labour last election but they … Well I told everyone I know not to vote Labour last election but they didn't listen... Of course there are no parties that are different in England



    so true

    Kind-of pointless though, isn't it? I'm fairly sure the government are already aware that people would like to spend less money on petrol, and if they have any intention of dropping prices, they'll do it at a time that benefits them politically, rather than us financially. And that, number of epetitions that the government's even pretended to listen to to date? That'll be zero, then.

    Stora's right. If you want to save money on fuel, buy a bike. Buy a motorised bike if you're unfit.

    Original Poster

    whats the point

    Agreed that an online petition is pointless, but something needs to be done, another blockade is what's needed.

    I know there are petitions going around saying to boycott Esso and Shell, that way they will be forced to drop their prices which means the rest will have to follow.

    I saw Diesel at £1.15 a litre on Saturday, disgraceful.

    Money Spinning

    I know there are petitions going around saying to boycott Esso and Shell, … I know there are petitions going around saying to boycott Esso and Shell, that way they will be forced to drop their prices which means the rest will have to follow.



    Well its not really them, 99.9 is lowest price near me at the moment and 65p of that goes to the government.

    MinstrelMan

    Well its not really them, 99.9 is lowest price near me at the moment and … Well its not really them, 99.9 is lowest price near me at the moment and 65p of that goes to the government.



    I was just about to post the same thing, Minstrel. Petrochemical companies hardly make anything from forecourt sales of fuel - in fact they make more profit on sandwiches and pasties than the fuel itself !

    The petition is probably the best way of letting the government know that you think fuel DUTY is too high, which being the major component of the price in the UK, is actually what can be altered
    (sourcing, refining, supply and profit being the others, but they largely depend on the price per barrel, which unless anyone has contacts at OPEC, can't really be changed on this forum!)

    it's just another way for our government to pay for their wars, and their expenses.

    simple vote another party in, if the governments change any time there is an election they will all buck up their ideas quickly

    So, imagine Mr Brown is sitting in his office and reading the petition:
    In the light of ever increasing wholesale fuel prices, the detrimental effect of the dollar/ pound exchange rate and the increasing government revenue, the duty on fuel should now be reviewed.
    "I wholeheartedly agree!" says Mr Brown, reaches for keyboard and typing "Memo to myself: review fuel duty and increase it for at least 2p/litre. This way people would be happy and vote for me!"

    The petition IS pointless. They could have ten million sigs and still spout a load of garbage about how the money isn't in the pot to reduce fuel duty. What about the money in OUR effing pot?? :x

    I'll sign for the hell of it, but we need an all out repeat of the Sept 2000 fuel protest right now. Has anyone noticed how, now the price has crept over £1 per litre, they are now just gouging the price up 1p at a time? I guess they figure that if people will pay £1, they will gladly pay £1.10 without kicking up a fuss. I hope the truck drivers block every bloody primary route in the country. ATM, they are just being priced off the road, and totally undercut, in favour of EU competitors.
    UK economic wasteland anyone?

    Scribbles

    we need an all out repeat of the Sept 2000 fuel protest right now



    IMO, the only people that got hurt in those protests was us - Joe Public - and I'd hate to see a repeat.

    The main purpose of the protests was to cause outrage amongst the general public to encourage them to lobby their MPs to get fuel duty reduced.... which is what this petition is trying to do - just in a way that doesn't cause panic at the pumps :thumbsup:

    melissab

    IMO, the only people that got hurt in those protests was us - Joe Public … IMO, the only people that got hurt in those protests was us - Joe Public - and I'd hate to see a repeat.The main purpose of the protests was to cause outrage amongst the general public to encourage them to lobby their MPs to get fuel duty reduced.... which is what this petition is trying to do - just in a way that doesn't cause panic at the pumps :thumbsup:



    But the petition on it's own won't scare the govt. Public feeling means nothing until it boils over re. Poll Tax riots.
    Maggie soon got off of her high horse when she saw London being torn up

    Scribbles

    Maggie soon got off of her high horse when she saw London being torn up



    I agree ! But the fuel protests mainly brought the North of the country to a standstill - not central London ... so TB and his band of merry men were hardly affected. Any action needs to be focussed on Downing Street, with minimal impact on the rest of us. A go-slow around London of those new super-long lorries would be a nice idea :thumbsup:

    Added my name to the list. Yes it won't solve anything but neither will sitting on your **** moaning in a negative manner :lol:

    Has anyone noticed how, now the price has crept over £1 per litre, they … Has anyone noticed how, now the price has crept over £1 per litre, they are now just gouging the price up 1p at a time? I guess they figure that if people will pay £1, they will gladly pay £1.10 without kicking up a fuss



    Good point, now it's gone over that £1 barrier they are taking the michael further.

    IMO, the only people that got hurt in those protests was us - Joe Public … IMO, the only people that got hurt in those protests was us - Joe Public - and I'd hate to see a repeat.



    Joe Public won a moral victory though as Fuel Prices were frozen for a while.

    What many people don't realise is that whilst these fuel prices go up it's not just hitting us in the pocket when filling up the car but also on groceries and everything else due to deliveries.
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